Not Worth A Thread - Random Bulldog Discussion

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ScragCity

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Back in the early 70s, was living in a flat in East Malvern. Lying in bed early one morning I heard what sounded and felt like someone in heavy boots running down the passageway from the front to the back, shaking the whole building. Wtfwt?? Very scary.
What was it?
 

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Back in the early 70s, was living in a flat in East Malvern. Lying in bed early one morning I heard what sounded and felt like someone in heavy boots running down the passageway from the front to the back, shaking the whole building. Wtfwt?? Very scary.
I remember another one maybe 1976/77 in the evening. Our place was trembling and my dear wife ran outside to see what was happening. I think she was hoping to run into Charlton Heston. She took a kitchen knife with her, not sure that was going to be much use in an earthquake though :D
 

Jeff 1975

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I remember another one maybe 1976/77 in the evening. Our place was trembling and my dear wife ran outside to see what was happening. I think she was hoping to run into Charlton Heston. She took a kitchen knife with her, not sure that was going to be much use in an earthquake though :D


Pretty sure that was the one I remember
Went to bed early that evening, listened to it coming, then the bedroom rattled, and listened to it go
Weirdest thing
 

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I'm sure we will have a thread (perhaps it's a bit too early while we're still smarting from Sat night), but the B&F is on this Wed night don't forget. Might be close between Bont & Macrae - will be interesting. Anyway, I'm mostly interested in how the new President speaks after our GF fizzer outerer. Gordon used to be very straight down the line with what is expected and I'm wondering how our new Pres comes across. And Bevo will be interesting too I think. I'm assuming they will all be at an actual function - can't see what would stop that there now they are all out of quarantine. Anyway, just a reminder.
 

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With Gardner: 8-1
Without Gardner: 7-7

The only loss we had all year with Gardner was to Geelong after the siren. 5 of the wins were against finals teams
So we lost the game at selection again!

We'll never know, but in hindsight Keath/Gardner/Cordy might have worked better than Keath/Cordy/Wood.
We were never dropping Wood though, rightly or wrongly.
 

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With Gardner: 8-1
Without Gardner: 7-7

The only loss we had all year with Gardner was to Geelong after the siren. 5 of the wins were against finals teams
Interesting statistic, also interesting Cordy would have played in almost all our losing games, when will they wake up he is not AFL standard, he didn't make a lot of obvious mistakes on Saturday night, but was just too slow. You cannot win a premiership with Zaine Cordy as a key defender.
 

cherrypie

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Interesting statistic, also interesting Cordy would have played in almost all our losing games, when will they wake up he is not AFL standard, he didn't make a lot of obvious mistakes on Saturday night, but was just too slow. You cannot win a premiership with Zaine Cordy as a key defender.
You’re actually right that Zaine played in every loss. So 7-0 without him, 3 of those against finals teams.

11-8 in total with Cordy. 4-6 against finals teams.
 

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I've just read the latest Quarterly Essay ("Top Blokes - The Larrikin Myth, Class and Power" by Lech Blaine). It's well worth a read ... but that's beside the point.

I was most disturbed to read this background on Scott Morrison (about 10 years before he discovered NRL and that wearing a Sharks scarf was a vote-winner):

In 2006, Bruce Baird tapped Scott Morrison on the shoulder to replace him as Liberal MP for Cook, the home of Puberty Blues, Andrew Ettingshausen and the Cronulla riots. Baird was evidently a man of deep faith: Morrison had been given the flick from the last two government jobs that Baird recommended him for. After leaving Tourism Australia, Morrison oversaw Peter Debnam’s disastrous bid to become NSW premier. The trouble wasn’t just his patchy work record but winning sympathy from strangers.
The list of personal interests on Morrison’s curriculum vitae must have been a red flag for branch members in Cronulla: “Church (Hillsong Church, Waterloo), Family, Politics, Reading (biography, travel, history, Australian fiction), Kayaking, Rugby (Randwick, Waratahs), AFL (Western Bulldogs).”
I almost had an existential crisis when I read that last bit.

However the WB seem to have slipped from his consciousness in recent years. So I guess I'll be renewing my membership after all.
 

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